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Coming off another impressive performance last weekend, the Detroit Tigers' Max Scherzer appears to be at the top of his game.
So do the AL Central rival Cleveland Indians, who could become all the more formidable with Michael Bourn back atop their lineup.
Looking to win a fourth consecutive start and stay unbeaten, Scherzer tries to slow down the surging Indians in the opener of this three-game set Friday night at Comerica Park.
Second in the majors with 12.36 strikeouts per nine innings, Scherzer (4-0, 3.43 ERA) allowed one run, a season-low three hits and struck out eight in as many innings Saturday in a 17-2 rout at Houston.
"I thought I did some good things," he said. "I thought my curveball tonight was even better. It was competitive every time I threw it. ... Right now I feel like I am in a good groove of attacking the zone."
The hard-throwing right-hander now tries to build on that outing at home, where he's won all three of his starts despite a 6...
BEST OF MAXIM
With a 10-4 win in the opener of their weekend series with the Indians on Friday night in Detroit, the Tigers handed Cleveland a sharp dose of reality and snapped the Tribe’s four-game winning streak in the process. Led by starter Max Scherzer and resident Detroit sluggers Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder, the Tigers
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Miguel Cabrera is a few homers off the league-leading pace in the American League, but there is not a hitter in baseball damaging opposing pitchers like the Detroit Tigers’ third baseman has so far this season.
Cabrera bombed a three-run homer in the fourth inning Friday against the Cleveland Indians, his seventh long ball of the year to...
DETROIT Home runs can be magic, and this one certainly was.
Prince Fielder hit a majestic, 460-foot solo shot off the brick wall well beyond the scoreboard in right-center field Friday night. The third-inning blast was foreshadowed by Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona while speaking to reporters before the game.
And the ball from the prodigious swat -- the sixth-longest...
Detroit Tigers, 19-12, 1st Place (1.5 ahead of KC).
This afterevening the Tigers make up their rained out game from Tuesday, as they play the plasticine game in the two-game season series against the Washington Nationals.
I predict that the Nationals will strike early, and score maybe three runs in the first.
Many have touted this series as a World Series preview. I hope not; I’ve...
DETROIT (AP) -- Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera each hit a long home run, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 10-4 on Friday night.
The Tigers scored three runs in the second and three more in the fourth. Fielder's third-inning solo shot landed just below the No. 42 honoring Jackie Robinson on the brick facade beyond the wall in right-center field, giving Detroit...
When the upstart Cleveland Indians visit the Detroit Tigers tonight for the first time in 2013, their lineup will be packing a very familiar, polarizing face.
Ryan Raburn, who struggled to stick in Detroit’s lineup and often failed at the plate and in the field when he did, seems to have completely rejuvenated his career early this season. A change of scenery was...
Cleveland Indians (18-14) Chance of Postseason Play (42.5%) at Detroit Tigers (19-12) Chance of Postseason Play (74.7%)
Series 12, Games 33, 34,and 35
Comerica Park, Detroit: 1.267, Extreme hitters park.
Weather: The weather looks decent; the only real threat to baseball being the first game of the series on Friday with a 90% chance of showers and thunderstorms...
DETROIT -- After quite a few good games, the Indians simply didnt have it Friday night in the series opener against the Tigers.Or at least starting pitcher Corey Kluber didnt.And when the starting pitcher doesnt have it, it makes it tough -- especially against a lineup as relentless and formidable as Detroits.The Tigers provide no breathers, and they took advantage of Klubers struggles...
All offseason long, Tribe fans heard about that team up north.
Last year the Detroit Tigers were not only the reigning American League Central Division Champions, but won the AL Pennant for the second time in the last seven years. Although they were swept by the San Francisco Giants in the World Series, Detroit has continued to be one of the best teams in the league, averaging 92...
Having won 10 of 11 and fresh off a four game sweep of Oakland, the Tribe headed north to the Motor City looking to stay hot for a weekend series against the AL Central leading Tigers. The Tigers however wanted no part of succumbing to the Indians’ winning ways and thumped the Tribe 10-4 with Max Scherzer getting the win and Corey Kluber picking up the loss.
The Indians jumped...
Anibal Sanchez is a bad dude. This is the same man who struck out 16 Atlanta Braves a few Fridays ago.
But when there is big game to be hunted, Bryce Harper picks up his elephant gun and goes to work. Harper hit a majestic blast to right-center off Sanchez and drove in another on a sacrifice fly in the Nationals 3-1 victory over the Tigers.
The home run was Harper’s 10th of the season.